William “Bill” Stevens graduated from Texas A&I in 1958 with a degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering. Bill had a successful career in the oil and gas industry, serving in many executive roles. Bill began working for Exxon Mobil in 1958 and during his career held various executive positions in the Exxon organization, including executive assistant to the president of Exxon Corporation, managing director of Esso U.K. Limited and executive vice president of Esso Europe, Exxon's former European division. Stevens was named president of Exxon Company, U.S.A. in 1988. After 34 years of service to Exxon, Bill retired in 1992. Bill came out of retirement to serve as President and COO of Mitchell Energy and Development in 1994 until retiring again in 2002. He served on many boards during his career including Mitchell Energy and EOG Resources. As an active alumnus, Bill is a member of the President’s Circle and has contributed to the Dotterweich Memorial Fund at the College of Engineering and the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute. In recognition for his commitment to the University and his many industry accomplishments Bill was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus by the Javelina Alumni Association and in 1983.

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